The Super Specialty Child Hospital and Post Graduate Institute (SSCHPGI) in Sector 30 will have facilities for psychiatry, medicine, ENT and skin for patients of all age from July. The institute authorities have decided to provide 30 beds for general treatment for adults also from July.
Nine posts have already been sanctioned for the purpose and the appointments will start in the next couple of months. “Posts of two gynaecologists, one general physician, one general surgeon, one dermatologist, one psychiatrist and three doctors in genetics were to be advertised this month. However, due to the freeze in appointments announced by the government, the process got a bit delayed,” said Dr Shekhar Yadav, medical superintendent, SSCHPGI.
Besides these, treatment for adults will be available in the departments of ENT and ophthalmology (eye). “It was decided by the governing body of the SSCHPGI that there must be a provision for followup of patients up to 18 years of age who got treatment at the child hospital. Hence, 30 beds must be provided for general treatment as well. Ninety percent of the equipment has already been received. Appointment will also take place soon. We are hopeful to start the facility by July,” said Dr Dinesh Kumar, executive registrar, SSCHPGI.
The hospital, with a residential campus in Sector 30, has been built at a cost of around ₹701 crore. The estimated cost with infrastructure and equipment is pegged at ₹1,500 crore. The hospital has also started facilities for outpatient department and admission.
The departments of paediatric surgery, medicine, neurology, neonatology, gastroenterology, ENT, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, pathology, microbiology, biochemistry, radiology, psychology, dental surgery and physiotherapy have already been made functional.
The institute, which started providing admission facility over a year ago, has remained largely underutilised.
Health minister Siddharth Nath Singh during his visit to Noida on April 17 to review the facilities in Gautam Budh Nagar had told mediapersons that he would take up the matter of the super specialty child hospital with education minister Ashutosh Tandon, under whose ministry the child institute comes.
Head: Super care in Noida
Intro: Despite having high-end facilities, the super specialty child hospital, set up at a cost of ₹701 crore, has remained largely underutilised
May 13, 2008: The foundation stone of the 312-bed SSCHPGI laid.
October 7, 2013: Outpatient department for paediatrics, gynaecology, physiotherapy and dental treatment made functional
November 30, 2015: 29 doctors appointed across various disciplines
December 5, 2015: OPDs for eye and ENT examination made functional
December 22, 2015: OPDs of paediatric surgery, plastic surgery and gastroenterology made functional
April 1, 2016: Admission facility with 60 beds started